The speaker of the lower house of the Polish parliament and the defence minister have paid tribute to the victims of the Soviet invasion of Poland on September 17, 1939.
Poland will set up a team to investigate the scale of losses incurred by the country at the hands of the USSR during World War Two, a deputy minister has told PAP.
Poland is working on a report documenting the losses the country suffered as a result of the activities of the USSR, a deputy foreign minister said on Monday.
Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, on Wednesday, commented on the death of the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, on social media. Gorbachev passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91.
Signed on this day 83-years ago, the agreement sealed Poland’s fate and would directly lead the world to war.
A Lithuanian investigative website has published for the first time the files of 50 Polish Army soldiers who were captured by the Soviets after returning to their homeland in 1951 and deported to remote regions of the Soviet Union.
Omitted from the maps for the full duration of the Cold War, this tiny town (current population: 4,500), was at the very heart of the Soviet Union’s military presence in Poland. For decades, no-one knew it existed and that sense of secrecy lingers to this day.